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The Resource The bitter tears of Petra von Kant : Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Buch und Regie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Tango Film Produktion Nummer Zwei, (videorecording)

The bitter tears of Petra von Kant : Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Buch und Regie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Tango Film Produktion Nummer Zwei, (videorecording)

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The bitter tears of Petra von Kant : Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant
Title
The bitter tears of Petra von Kant
Title remainder
Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Buch und Regie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Tango Film Produktion Nummer Zwei
Title variation
Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Filmmaker
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Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
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Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
One of the earliest and best-loved films of this period in his career, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor
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videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thea Eymèsz ; music, The Platters, The Walker Brothers, Giuseppe Verdi ; production designer, Kurt Raab
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Language note
In German with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
B573 2015
PerformerNote
Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey, Irm Hermann
Runtime
125
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
740
Technique
live action
Label
The bitter tears of Petra von Kant : Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Buch und Regie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Tango Film Produktion Nummer Zwei, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972
  • Special features: Disc 2: Outsiders (documentary features actors Margit Carstensen, Eva Mattes, Katrin Schaake, and Hanna Schygulla discussing the production of the film and their experiences working with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder); Michael Ballhaus (new interview with cinematographer Michael Ballhaus); Jan Shattuc (new interview with Jane Shattuc, professor of visual and media arts at Emerson College and author of Television, Tabloids, and Tears: Fassbinder and Popular Culture); Role play: women on Fassbinder (1992 German television documentary by Thomas Honickel featuring interviews with actors Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, and Rosel Zech); New English subtitle translation. Insert features an essay by critic Peter Matthews
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. bonus features
Control code
sky270665394
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition, full screen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (125 min.)
Isbn
9781604659405
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515135610
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • CC2432D
  • CC2432D-1
  • CC2432D-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
a2042971
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The bitter tears of Petra von Kant : Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Buch und Regie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Tango Film Produktion Nummer Zwei, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972
  • Special features: Disc 2: Outsiders (documentary features actors Margit Carstensen, Eva Mattes, Katrin Schaake, and Hanna Schygulla discussing the production of the film and their experiences working with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder); Michael Ballhaus (new interview with cinematographer Michael Ballhaus); Jan Shattuc (new interview with Jane Shattuc, professor of visual and media arts at Emerson College and author of Television, Tabloids, and Tears: Fassbinder and Popular Culture); Role play: women on Fassbinder (1992 German television documentary by Thomas Honickel featuring interviews with actors Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, and Rosel Zech); New English subtitle translation. Insert features an essay by critic Peter Matthews
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. bonus features
Control code
sky270665394
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition, full screen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (125 min.)
Isbn
9781604659405
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515135610
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • CC2432D
  • CC2432D-1
  • CC2432D-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
a2042971
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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